Kilmister, C. W. (Clive William)
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Works:  84 works in 515 publications in 4 languages and 10,208 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QC6, 530.11 
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Most widely held works by
C. W Kilmister
The origin of discrete particles by
Ted Bastin(
)
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a unique summary of the results of a long research project undertaken by the authors on discreteness in modern physics. In contrast with the usual expectation that discreteness is the result of mathematical tools for insertion into a continuous theory, this more basic treatment builds up the world from the discrimination of discrete entities. This gives an algebraic structure in which certain fixed numbers arise. As such, one agrees with the measured value of the finestructure constant to one part in 10,000,000 (107). Sample Chapter(s) Foreword (56 KB) Chapter 1: I
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a unique summary of the results of a long research project undertaken by the authors on discreteness in modern physics. In contrast with the usual expectation that discreteness is the result of mathematical tools for insertion into a continuous theory, this more basic treatment builds up the world from the discrimination of discrete entities. This gives an algebraic structure in which certain fixed numbers arise. As such, one agrees with the measured value of the finestructure constant to one part in 10,000,000 (107). Sample Chapter(s) Foreword (56 KB) Chapter 1: I
Combinatorial physics by
Ted Bastin(
)
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors aim to reinstate a spirit of philosophical enquiry in physics. They abandon the intuitive continuum concepts and build up constructively a combinatorial mathematics of process. This radical change alone makes it possible to calculate the coupling constants of the fundamental fields which  via high energy scattering  are the bridge from the combinatorial world into dynamics. The untenable distinction between what is 'observed', or measured, and what is not, upon which current quantum theory is based, is not needed. If we are to speak of mind, this has to be present  albeit in primitive form  at the most basic level, and not to be dragged in at one arbitrary point to avoid the difficulties about quantum observation. There is a growing literature on informationtheoretic models for physics, but hitherto the two disciplines have gone in parallel. In this book they interact vitally
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors aim to reinstate a spirit of philosophical enquiry in physics. They abandon the intuitive continuum concepts and build up constructively a combinatorial mathematics of process. This radical change alone makes it possible to calculate the coupling constants of the fundamental fields which  via high energy scattering  are the bridge from the combinatorial world into dynamics. The untenable distinction between what is 'observed', or measured, and what is not, upon which current quantum theory is based, is not needed. If we are to speak of mind, this has to be present  albeit in primitive form  at the most basic level, and not to be dragged in at one arbitrary point to avoid the difficulties about quantum observation. There is a growing literature on informationtheoretic models for physics, but hitherto the two disciplines have gone in parallel. In this book they interact vitally
General theory of relativity by
C. W Kilmister(
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18 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Theory of Relativity deals with the general theory of relativity and covers topics ranging from the principle of equivalence and the spacetheory of matter to the hypotheses which lie at the bases of geometry, along with the effect of gravitation on the propagation of light. The motion of particles in general relativity theory is also discussed. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with a review of the principle of equivalence, paying particular attention to the question of the existence of inertial frames in Newtonian mechanics. The beginnings and foundations of general re
18 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Theory of Relativity deals with the general theory of relativity and covers topics ranging from the principle of equivalence and the spacetheory of matter to the hypotheses which lie at the bases of geometry, along with the effect of gravitation on the propagation of light. The motion of particles in general relativity theory is also discussed. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with a review of the principle of equivalence, paying particular attention to the question of the existence of inertial frames in Newtonian mechanics. The beginnings and foundations of general re
Schrödinger, centenary celebration of a polymath by
C. W Kilmister(
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23 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrödinger's influence in almost every field of science is still felt. He was a man who singlehandedly reshaped thinking in cosmology, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics, unified field theories, theoretical chemistry and molecular biology. In this volume, which was prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrödinger's birth, leading figures in all these fields have collaborated to produce this carefully integrated and edited survey of the man and his science. Some of the contributions are biographical in nature, revealing much about the character of the man. Others deal with modernday theories in different fields of science in which Schrödinger worked and his influence in those areas
23 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrödinger's influence in almost every field of science is still felt. He was a man who singlehandedly reshaped thinking in cosmology, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics, unified field theories, theoretical chemistry and molecular biology. In this volume, which was prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrödinger's birth, leading figures in all these fields have collaborated to produce this carefully integrated and edited survey of the man and his science. Some of the contributions are biographical in nature, revealing much about the character of the man. Others deal with modernday theories in different fields of science in which Schrödinger worked and his influence in those areas
Special relativity for physicists by
G Stephenson(
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43 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Delightfully lucid.""Technology. Concise account of special relativity is generally directed to nonspecialists and includes detailed coverage of the Lorentz transformation, optical and dynamical applications, applications to modern physics, and much more. 1958 edition
43 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Delightfully lucid.""Technology. Concise account of special relativity is generally directed to nonspecialists and includes detailed coverage of the Lorentz transformation, optical and dynamical applications, applications to modern physics, and much more. 1958 edition
The nature of the universe by
C. W Kilmister(
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12 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the general reader or university student reading outside his own field
12 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the general reader or university student reading outside his own field
Lagrangian dynamics: an introduction for students by
C. W Kilmister(
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24 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamiltonian dynamics by
C. W Kilmister(
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25 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special theory of relativity by
C. W Kilmister(
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19 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limit
19 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limit
Language, logic, and mathematics by
C. W Kilmister(
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23 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The environment in modern physics : a study in relativistic mechanics by
C. W Kilmister(
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19 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary electromagnetic theory by
Brian H Chirgwin(
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9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddington's search for a fundamental theory : a key to the universe by
C. W Kilmister(
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18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reconciliation of theories of the very small and the very large scale is one of the most important single issues in physics today. Many people today are unaware that back in the 1930s, Sir Arthur Eddington, the celebrated astrophysicist, made great strides towards his own 'theory of everything'. In 1936 and 1946 Eddington's last two books were published. Unlike his earlier lucid and authoritative works, these are strangely tentative and obscure  as if he were nervous of the significant advances he might be making. This volume examines how Eddington came to write these uncharacteristic books  in terms of the physics and history of the day  and what value they have to modern physics. The results is an illuminating description of the development of theoretical physics in the first half of the twentieth century from a unique point of view: how it affected Eddington's thought. This will provide fascinating reading for scholars in the philosophy of science, theoretical physics, applied mathematics and the history of science
18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reconciliation of theories of the very small and the very large scale is one of the most important single issues in physics today. Many people today are unaware that back in the 1930s, Sir Arthur Eddington, the celebrated astrophysicist, made great strides towards his own 'theory of everything'. In 1936 and 1946 Eddington's last two books were published. Unlike his earlier lucid and authoritative works, these are strangely tentative and obscure  as if he were nervous of the significant advances he might be making. This volume examines how Eddington came to write these uncharacteristic books  in terms of the physics and history of the day  and what value they have to modern physics. The results is an illuminating description of the development of theoretical physics in the first half of the twentieth century from a unique point of view: how it affected Eddington's thought. This will provide fascinating reading for scholars in the philosophy of science, theoretical physics, applied mathematics and the history of science
Rational mechanics by
C. W Kilmister(
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23 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Arthur Eddington by
C. W Kilmister(
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11 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russell by
C. W Kilmister(
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6 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativistic mechanics, time, and inertia by
Emil Tocaci(
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12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To accept the special theory of relativity has, it is universally agreed, consequences for our philosophical views about space and time. Indeed some have found these consequences so distasteful that they have refused to accept special relativity, despite its many satis factory empirical results, and so they have been forced to try to account for these results in alternative ways. But it is surprising that there is much less agreement about exactly what the philosophical conse quences are, especially when looked at in detail. Partly this arises because the results of the theory are derived in an elegant mathematical notation which can conceal as much as it reveals, and which, accord ingly, offers no incentive to engage in the thankless task of dissection. The present book is an essay in careful analysis of special relativity and the concepts of space and time that it employs. Those who are familiar with the theory will find here (almost) all the formulae with which they are familiar;but in many cases the interpretations given to the terms in these formulae will surprise them. I doubt if this is the last word about these inter pretations:but I believe that the book is valuable in ix Foreword x drawing attention to the possibility of more open dis cussion in general, and in particular to the fact that acceptance of the theory of relativity need not commit one to every detail of conventional interpretation of its terms
12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To accept the special theory of relativity has, it is universally agreed, consequences for our philosophical views about space and time. Indeed some have found these consequences so distasteful that they have refused to accept special relativity, despite its many satis factory empirical results, and so they have been forced to try to account for these results in alternative ways. But it is surprising that there is much less agreement about exactly what the philosophical conse quences are, especially when looked at in detail. Partly this arises because the results of the theory are derived in an elegant mathematical notation which can conceal as much as it reveals, and which, accord ingly, offers no incentive to engage in the thankless task of dissection. The present book is an essay in careful analysis of special relativity and the concepts of space and time that it employs. Those who are familiar with the theory will find here (almost) all the formulae with which they are familiar;but in many cases the interpretations given to the terms in these formulae will surprise them. I doubt if this is the last word about these inter pretations:but I believe that the book is valuable in ix Foreword x drawing attention to the possibility of more open dis cussion in general, and in particular to the fact that acceptance of the theory of relativity need not commit one to every detail of conventional interpretation of its terms
Disequilibrium and selforganisation by
C. W Kilmister(
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13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G.K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chif1ese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and largescale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics
13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G.K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chif1ese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and largescale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics
Eddington's statistical theory by
C. W Kilmister(
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17 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russell by
C. W Kilmister(
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7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Eddington, Arthur Stanley Sir 18821944 Author
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C. W. Kilmister matematico britannico
Clive W. Kilmister britischer Mathematiker und Physiker
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